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Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Royal George

29 August 1782 was a sad day for Portsmouth. The warship Royal George sank while anchored off the town. About 900 people died including wives and children of the sailors. www.localhistories.org/portsmouth 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

19th amendment

On 26 August 1920 the 19th amendment came into effect. It gave all US women the vote. (Many states already allowed them to vote).  www.localhistories.org/womenvotetime

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

First Woman Jockey

On 25 August 1804 Alice Meynell rode a horse in a race at York, England. She became the first recorded woman jockey 

Monday, 24 August 2015

St Bartholomews Day Massacre

On 24 August 1572 Catholics in France murdered thousands of Protestants in the St Bartholomews Day Massacre www.localhistories.org/france 

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 August 1485 Henry Tudor won the battle of Bosworth and began a new dynasty in England 

Friday, 21 August 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Peterloo

On 16 August 1819 the Peterloo Massacre happened. Cavalry charged unarmed people holding a meeting on St Peter's Fields at Manchester. Eleven people are killed and 400 wounded. www.localhistories.org/timeline 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

First Traffic Light

The first traffic light was in London in 1868. Lit by gas it exploded and killed a policeman. www.localhistories.org/transport 

Saturday, 1 August 2015